Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory

The world’s first entity dedicated to holistically reshaping our relationship with our world – including its physical, environmental, societal and economic systems. The Global Futures Laboratory is a bold response to confront the existential threats facing our planet with speed, urgency, innovation and cooperation. Our vision is a future in which life thrives on a healthy planet. The conversation starts here.

College of Global Futures

Home to the School of Sustainability, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, School of Ocean Futures and the School of Complex Adaptive Systems, the College of Global Futures prepares students to address some of the greatest challenges of our time, from ensuring the social benefits of powerful new technologies and creating just and sustainable futures, to exploring solutions to emerging issues that transcend the limitations of conventional thinking.

School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

As one of the seven schools of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, SSEBE advances use-inspired research, provides outstanding educational experiences for its students both inside and outside the classroom, and prepares a twenty-first century workforce that is ready to harness the power of technology to make the world a better place for all.

Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation

The hub of Arizona State University’s sustainability and ethical innovation research initiatives, the institute advances research and business practices for an urbanizing world.

Kyl Center for Water Policy

Based within the Morrison Institute, the Kyl Center promotes research, analysis, collaboration and dialogue to build consensus on sound water stewardship for Arizona and the West.

Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems

Taking a holistic and transdisciplinary approach, the Center’s work encompasses water and energy use, carbon footprint and nutrition, innovations in agtech, and the well-being and livelihood of farmers and others working in food systems.

Bermuda Institute for Ocean Sciences

Home to some of the longest-running sets of ocean observations available anywhere in the world, ASU BIOS researchers leverage a wide variety of vessels and facilities operating in its unique position at the edge of the Sargasso Sea in the North Atlantic to explore the ocean and address critical local and global environmental issues.

Center for Hydrologic Innovations

An agile, accessible and adaptive research unit responding to the needs of our partnering organizations to develop technological advances leading to public impact and drive hydrologic science and engineering.

Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science

Applying spatially-explicit scientific and technological research focused on mitigating and adapting to global environmental change.

Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Center (CAP-LTER)

One of two LTER sites funded by the National Science Foundation that specifically studies urban ecology, CAP-LTER advances research and education on urban ecology and urban socioecological systems, bringing together teams of individuals from different fields to investigate the complex dynamics of the Phoenix metropolitan area and surrounding Sonoran Desert.

Center for Global Health

Established to advance our ability to understand and address global health challenges as a critical, complex part of the broader human condition.

Decision Theater

By combining a variety of technical capabilities, Decision Theater facilitates the collaborative engagement between different groups in the pursuit of comprehensive, useful, data-driven models that build shared understanding and perspectives that shape and inform decisions.

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Generating solutions for water and climate resilience.